What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Beetle
Location: SE Pennsylvania not far from Kennett Square.
May 16, 2014 10:03 pm
October 2013 in SE Pennsylvania not far from Kennett Square.
Signature: Joe Halloran

Oil Beetle

Oil Beetle

Hi Joe,
Congratulations on recognizing that this Oil Beetle in the genus Meloe is actually a beetle, as most requests we received confuse it for a large ant or other insect.  Oil Beetles do not resemble typical beetles as they do not have rigid elytra covering the body and protecting the flight wings.  Oil Beetles are soft bodied beetles with rudimentary elytra.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Pennsylvania

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